August 31, 2011 in Bright and Shiny
Libero from floresteria LA TOSCA in Arafo display for LA ROMERIA ARAFO
Yep, just like Fashion Week, it took a team of only 2 people through from 11:00pm until 8.00am the next day to transform the church of San Juan Degollado in Arafo for the Romeria, and how spectacular!! Maybe a little avant-garde for village taste, but it certainly got me into church!! More please…
August 30, 2011 in Gastro
Fierce with a couple of more pounds a few years ago
At eighty, slimmer and STILL ATTRACTING THE BOYS!
This fantastic lady is proof that life is all about how fun YOU make it!!! She is still working at Boucherie Harcaut in Bayonne where her grandson is now in charge. Although she stopped skateboarding a couple of years ago, she still makes a mean pâté, as Mr. P found out.
August 29, 2011 in Bright and Shiny
Lakra Boutique - Calle Suarez Guerra N23 Santa Cruz de Tenerfe
Anna Montico is Italian and has been in Tenerife for about 31 years so I think she pretty much is an adopted Canarian. She designs for her own shop LAKRA which is run by her lovely Tenerifian daughter-in-law who gobbles up all the styling books she can lay her hands on – a true FASHIONISTA. I love Anna’s designs for LAKRA. They are easy to just slip into after a day riding on the motorbike, and they crumble up to nothing for storage which means I only need to slide into my heels – a perfect non-crease dress for travelling and almost looking like me! Every time I am in Tenerife I pop into the shop to try on all her new designs and invariably I always come away with a little something or two!
August 26, 2011 in Gastro
Merluza (hake) and pulpo (octopus) - a fun first night in Lekeitio BASQUE-ing
Laugostuak to you - green mildly spicy chillies from Ibarra!
Basque coastal anchovy. The best are from Getaria. A glorious combination of sweet onion and olive - Kebab? Ugh.
Sweet onion and locally caught best white Tuna in the Basque Region
Serrano ham, green peppers, anchovy, bacon a double whopper in Hondarribia
A squid croquette at the Gran Sol in Hondarribia
The Mecca for tapas in Logrono - Calle Laurel
Grilled mushrooms in a wine and butter sauce topped with a shrimp - a Logrono speciality in Bar Angel.
Voilà the PRIZED piece!
A Bap filled with elvers, scambled eggs and lightly fried potatoes. Comfort food or what?!
Anchovy on a bed of grilled green pepper and white soft Riojan sheep cheese.
From the town of Burgohondo - caramilized onion with the most delicious hot sheep cheese.
August 25, 2011 in Gastro
- Fresh guindillas and black beans in Tolosa market
Lupe transformed into Miss Mouse whilst Basque-ing in Tolosa
We were so lucky to see the fresh variety at one of the three markets that takes place every Saturday in Tolosa.
Stall holders are also the producers, growing with great care and affection, the Tolosa black bean and the guindillas.
Mr P has been raving about Rioja to all and sundry, but THE GUINDILLA has to be the TOLOSA one for him!
Personally guindillas don’t do it for me but the award-winning Idiazabal Basque cheese does its just. Yum!